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This post shows students and new users the steps to install VideoLAN media player (VLC) on Windows 11 and also make it the default media player for video and other formats. VLC is a free and open source cross-platform media player that plays most media files and various streaming protocols. If you need a robust media player when using Windows 11, then VLC should be your first application to try. It plays almost any media…

This publication shows students and new users the steps to find their computer name when using Windows 11. Windows allows users to name their computers. You can name your computer whatever you like, but it cannot contain any of these characters: backslash (), forward slash mark (/), colon (:), asterisk question mark (?), quotation mark (“), less than sign (), or vertical bar (|). Once your computer has a name, it can be changed as…

This post shows students and new users the steps to enable or disable File History when using Windows 11. File History is a built-in Windows backup tool to back up folders in your home folder and files within including Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos, and desktop. In cases where the original files are lost or damaged, you can use the backup versions created by File History to restore them. The file history also allows you to…

This post shows students and new users the steps to disable or enable game mode when using Windows 11, which can help to resolve some performance issues. Game mode is enabled by default in Windows 11. With this feature enabled, Windows prioritizes your gaming experience by preventing Windows Update from performing driver installations and sending reboot notifications, and attempts to achieve a more stable frame rate based on the specific game and system. On some…

Like Windows 10, the new Windows 11 operating system is regularly updated in the background. Sometimes an update can break something on your system like printing, for example. And you may have to roll back the cumulative update. Or there may be times when you need to review what updates were installed to make sure security is up to date. Whatever the reason you need to check for system updates, here’s how to do it…

This post shows students and new users the steps to change the power mode when using Windows 11 to optimize the device for power usage and performance. By default, Windows 11 uses a balanced power mode to optimize performance with reduced power consumption. Windows allows users to change or select a different power mode to suit their needs and gives them options to allow a device to get the best battery life, the best performance,…

This post shows students and new users the steps to disable laptop touchpad click actions, including single finger click, two finger tab to right click or tab double click and drag to perform a multiple selection in Windows 11. Some laptop trackpads allow click actions that can mimic mouse actions. Windows allows users to turn off or disable these actions from the Settings application. If you have a mouse connected to your laptop and prefer…

Windows can have a bad habit of keeping old temporary files on your hard drive and taking up space. Storage Sense is a feature introduced with Windows 10 that helps solve the problem by periodically deleting temporary files and emptying the recycle bin automatically. The feature is not enabled by default, so we’ll show you how to enable and use it. How to use Storage Sense in Windows 11 To activate it, click the button…

This post shows students and new users the steps to enable or disable device encryption in Windows 11. If your computer supports it, device encryption can be used to protect your data from unauthorized access. For computers that don’t support it, they can turn on standard BitLocker encryption. By default, device encryption is enabled on Windows 11 compatible computers and laptops. Device encryption will scramble your computer data in unreadable code, making it indecipherable to…

This post shows students and new users the steps to check or display current graphics card details when using Windows 11. Some modern Windows 11 PCs come with advanced graphics cards or graphics processing units (GPUs) that play an important role in what you see and interact with on your screen. While most newer computers have dedicated and advanced graphics cards, others have low power consumption. “on board”Or”integratedGraphics that only allow basic functions. Some high…

This post shows students and new users the steps to take. Off or Upon auto-correct when using the on-screen touch keyboard in Windows 11. By default, Windows attempts to auto-correct words as you type with the on-screen keyboard. If this is irritating and time consuming, you can simply disable it in Windows 11. This feature is also available on smartphones, mobile devices, and others. For most people, this is a useful feature, especially for those…

This post shows students and new users the steps to always open configure Windows Terminal to always open with Command Prompt tab. Windows Terminal is a console application that allows users to use different types of command shells, including Windows PowerShell, Command Prompt, and Azure Cloud Shell in one place. For fans of the command line, Windows Terminal is an excellent and amazing application. However, by default, when Windows Terminal is opened, it opens with…

While Windows 11 seems to have a mostly cool user interface, it also includes some new features. One of them is the new Focus Sessions capability in the newly updated Clock app. Next, we explain how to use it and complete the tasks. How to use Focus Sessions in the Windows 11 Clock application To get started, you will have to start the new Clock app. Click on Beginning and then in the Clock app,…

This post shows students and new users the steps to disable or enable Cortana when using Windows 11. Cortana is an Ai-powered personal productivity assistant that uses the Bing search engine to perform tasks such as setting reminders, answering questions, managing calendars. and productivity tasks. Some people find Cortana very helpful, others not so much. If you are undecided and want to disable Cortana in Windows 11, continue below. If Cortana is disabled and you…

This post shows students and new users the steps to change or change the primary mouse button when using Windows 11. By default, Windows 11 uses the left mouse button as the primary button to select, drag, click, and perform. normal mouse operations. By default, the primary mouse button is located on the left side of the mouse, for the benefit of right-handed users. Left-handed users often reverse this position in Windows. Windows allows users…